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Forum: The Veggie Patch   11-27-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
High carb, high raw vegan. Born and raised in...

High carb, high raw vegan. Born and raised in "cowtown" Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Forum: The Veggie Patch   10-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,019
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Yes I try to also eat a rainbow of foods daily. I...

Yes I try to also eat a rainbow of foods daily. I stick to fruit and some veggies during the day. Always raw. It just depends what fruit is worth buying. I've always been a good eater. I like large...
Forum: General Food Discussions   10-28-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
I made a sweet potato stew last night. Onion...

I made a sweet potato stew last night.

Onion
Red pepper
Garlic
Oregano
Lots of sweet potato
Okra
Corn
Diced tomato
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   10-24-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
I get the same way with the documentaries. I only...

I get the same way with the documentaries. I only need to see them once and even then! Sometimes being vegan feels like more of a curse. But that's how I know it's right. Nothing worth doing in life...
Forum: The Veggie Patch   10-23-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,019
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Red face Awe man I got ripped off! There were only 130...

Awe man I got ripped off! There were only 130 bananas in my last box. 40lbs/week easy. I'll eat less if there are other fruits worth buying. It just depends on the season. I eat five to six meals per...
Forum: The Veggie Patch   10-23-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,019
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
I buy a 40lb case of bananas every week at the...

I buy a 40lb case of bananas every week at the same store. One cashier had noticed my on going purchase and said to me "what's with the bananas, are you feeding monkeys?" I replied "just one." :-)
Forum: Diets & Losing Weight   10-22-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
My fave is Cronometer. I use the app for iPhone....

My fave is Cronometer. I use the app for iPhone. Works well.

I was motivated to use it when I tweaked my caloronutrient ratios 6 months ago. I don't use it much any more now that I have a good...
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   10-04-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,861
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Thanks for the unfortunate feed back. It...

Thanks for the unfortunate feed back.

It sounds like you were doing more of a fruitarian thing. Which is too restrictive and doesn't cover all the nutritional bases. Veggies, nuts and seeds are...
Forum: Animal Rights and Welfare   09-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
That was awesome and offensive. I'm moved. Great...

That was awesome and offensive. I'm moved. Great job. We have to stop blaming "others" for our actions.

This also makes me think about the animal based terminology we use when describing food. I...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   09-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,235
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Hi. Firstly, good for you for reaching out....

Hi. Firstly, good for you for reaching out. That's usually one of the most difficult things to overcome. So your doing well. My ex suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety after both her...
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Welcome Lauren. Congrats on going vegan. I look...

Welcome Lauren. Congrats on going vegan. I look forward to helping out. Your right there are some amazing plant based athletes. I love learning about plant based sports nutrition and sculpting the...
Forum: Soups   09-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Blog looks great, recipie looks great too. I'll...

Blog looks great, recipie looks great too. I'll have to try my version of it this winter. Good luck with the blog.
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 183,674
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Glass of OJ before leaving the house B: 50oz...

Glass of OJ before leaving the house

B: 50oz of Green Smoothie. Celery, spinach, flax meal, plant based protein powder, 5 bananas, cup of blueberries water

S: 3 cups of apple sauce with 1/4 cup...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 183,674
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Yesterday's menu: Glass of OJ before leaving...

Yesterday's menu:
Glass of OJ before leaving the house


B: 50oz of Green Smoothie. Celery, spinach, flax meal, plant based protein powder, 5 bananas, cup of blueberries water

S: fruit salad....
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-18-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Yep!

Yep!
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-18-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Seedgirl, Ironman sounds like a cool challenge....

Seedgirl, Ironman sounds like a cool challenge. Keep your eyes peeled for a new book by ultra marathoner Mike Arnstein. Should be out soon. I beleive it's supposed to be called Fruit is Fast Food.
...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Just out of curiosity are you hyper or hypo?...

Just out of curiosity are you hyper or hypo? Thyroid meds, as you probably know, can cause all types of symptoms. Particularly with a change in diet. Even gluten plays a part.
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 183,674
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Mmmmm Pudla. I used to love this with avocado and...

Mmmmm Pudla. I used to love this with avocado and salsa.

http://kitteekake.blogspot.ca/2010/11/pudla-get-in-my-belly.html?m=1
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Hi. Congrats on seeing the light and going vegan....

Hi. Congrats on seeing the light and going vegan. I was once in the exact same boat as you are in now. I'm going to assume your coming from a western diet. The reason I say that is because we (I came...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 183,674
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Glass of OJ before leaving the house B:...

Glass of OJ before leaving the house


B: 50oz of Green Smoothie (celery, spinach, flax meal, plant based protein powder, 5 bananas, water)

S: 6 nectarine's

L: Banana wraps (8 bananas, half...
Forum: Transitioning to Raw   09-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,137
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Freelee eats a lot of dates which have a decent...

Freelee eats a lot of dates which have a decent iron content. So do potatoes and dried figs, which seem to be her staples.

Basically any fruit and veggie should have some iron if grown in fertile...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-15-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,711
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
A common mistake when some switch from a SAD to a...

A common mistake when some switch from a SAD to a vegan diet is to overload on protein. This usually comes with an overload of beans, quinoa, tofu etc... The misconception is how much protein one...
Forum: The Entertainment Forum   09-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 16,422
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igHACewkX-I ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igHACewkX-I


Anyone else listen to any electronic music. Drum-n-Bass, Dub Step, World Bass, House, Rap???
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
The debate wasn't bad. I feel the veggies had...

The debate wasn't bad. I feel the veggies had stronger arguments in general.


Have a look at this debate. There are some really, really good points in this one. If nothing else just watch Philip...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   09-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Vanilla Gorilla
Ditto

Ditto
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